Publication detail

A Naturalistic Database of Thermal Emotional Facial Expressions and Effects of Induced Emotions on Memory

ESPOSITO, A. CAPUANO, V. MEKYSKA, J. FAÚNDEZ ZANUY, M.

Original Title

A Naturalistic Database of Thermal Emotional Facial Expressions and Effects of Induced Emotions on Memory

English Title

A Naturalistic Database of Thermal Emotional Facial Expressions and Effects of Induced Emotions on Memory

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This work defines a procedure for collecting naturally induced emotional facial expressions through the vision of movie excerpts with high emotional contents and reports experimental data ascertaining the effects of emotions on memory word recognition tasks. The induced emotional states include the four basic emotions of sadness, disgust, happiness, and surprise, as well as the neutral emotional state. The resulting database contains both thermal and visible emotional facial expressions, portrayed by forty Italian subjects and simultaneously acquired by appropriately synchronizing a thermal and a standard visible camera. Each subject's recording session lasted 45 minutes, allowing for each mode (thermal or visible) to collect a minimum of 2000 facial expressions from which a minimum of 400 were selected as highly expressive of each emotion category. The database is available to the scientific community and can be obtained contacting one of the authors. For this pilot study, it was found that emotions and/or emotion categories do not affect individual performance on memory word recognition tasks and temperature changes in the face or in some regions of it do not discriminate among emotional states.

English abstract

This work defines a procedure for collecting naturally induced emotional facial expressions through the vision of movie excerpts with high emotional contents and reports experimental data ascertaining the effects of emotions on memory word recognition tasks. The induced emotional states include the four basic emotions of sadness, disgust, happiness, and surprise, as well as the neutral emotional state. The resulting database contains both thermal and visible emotional facial expressions, portrayed by forty Italian subjects and simultaneously acquired by appropriately synchronizing a thermal and a standard visible camera. Each subject's recording session lasted 45 minutes, allowing for each mode (thermal or visible) to collect a minimum of 2000 facial expressions from which a minimum of 400 were selected as highly expressive of each emotion category. The database is available to the scientific community and can be obtained contacting one of the authors. For this pilot study, it was found that emotions and/or emotion categories do not affect individual performance on memory word recognition tasks and temperature changes in the face or in some regions of it do not discriminate among emotional states.

Keywords

Database, emotions, thermal image, memory word recognition tasks

RIV year

2012

Released

28.11.2012

ISBN

978-3-642-34583-8

Book

Cognitive Behavioural Systems

Pages from

158

Pages to

173

Pages count

6

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT95561,
  author="Anna {Esposito} and Vincenzo {Capuano} and Jiří {Mekyska} and Marcos {Faúndez Zanuy}",
  title="A Naturalistic Database of Thermal Emotional Facial Expressions and Effects of Induced Emotions on Memory",
  annote="This work defines a procedure for collecting naturally induced emotional facial expressions through the vision of movie excerpts with high emotional contents and reports experimental data ascertaining the effects of emotions on memory word recognition tasks. The induced emotional states include the four basic emotions of sadness, disgust, happiness, and surprise, as well as the neutral emotional state. The resulting database contains both thermal and visible emotional facial expressions, portrayed by forty Italian subjects and simultaneously acquired by appropriately synchronizing a thermal and a standard visible camera. Each subject's recording session lasted 45 minutes, allowing for each mode (thermal or visible) to collect a minimum of 2000 facial expressions from which a minimum of 400 were selected as highly expressive of each emotion category. The database is available to the scientific community and can be obtained contacting one of the authors. For this pilot study, it was found that emotions and/or emotion categories do not affect individual performance on memory word recognition tasks and temperature changes in the face or in some regions of it do not discriminate among emotional states.",
  booktitle="Cognitive Behavioural Systems",
  chapter="95561",
  howpublished="print",
  year="2012",
  month="november",
  pages="158--173",
  type="conference paper"
}